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Maren Collins, Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Decongestive Therapist  CMT, CDT

Maren Collins is available throughout the week by Appointment

Maren Collins is a Licensed, Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Decongestive Therapist and Health Educator who graduated fromMarenCollins.JPG the National Holistic Institute in San Francisco, California.

Massage specialties include Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Decongestive Therapy, Swedish, Deep Tissue,  Trigger Point, Bamboo Fusion, and Sport Massage. Maren continues to pursue the newest methods of Decongestive Therapy and Massage for Oncology patients.

Maren strives to provide an effective treatment through confident touch by listening, learning and being mindful to each individuals needs and providing a safe and relaxed environment.  Her goal is to provide intuitive and creative as well as educational body sessions with each client. She believes that massage therapy is one of the many paths to restoring health and wholeness to the body.

Lymphatic circulation  and Lymphatic drainage are an essential element in health

The lymphatic system provides the secondary circulation of the body.   The lymphatic system bathes the "in-between" spaces of the body in fluid.  This fluid comes naturally exits the veins and arteries, provides nutrients to cells and tissues and then is drained back into the lymphatic system.  

Injury, illness, allergies, infection and the stress of modern life all have an effect on the Lymphatic system of the body. Blockages or stagnation in this system can lead to feelings of fatigue, achy soreness, or just flu-like feeling.  Lymphatic drainage massage is effective at moving stuck fluid through this secondary circulatory system of the body and restoring lymphatic function. 

Stress and pain

This is very light touch massage.  It soothes the nervous system and is very relaxing both mentally and physically. This helps to improve sleep as well as lessen anxiety and depression.  It is so relaxing in fact that patients often fall asleep during a session. (Lymphatic Massage for relaxation)

Resolving Swelling and Edema

There are many causes of swelling; injury, surgery or conditions such as Sinusitis, Chronic ear infections  or Fibromyalgia.  A few other common applications of this technique are:

  • After cancer treatment
  • Pre and Post Dental Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery or Orthopedic surgery (reduces swelling and improves healing time)
  • Relief of symptoms of a knee swelling and injury such as a meniscus tear
  • Relief of swelling after an ankle sprain
  • Chronic Earache and congestion from allergies
  • Headaches (TMJ and postural syndromes)
  • Chronic Sinusitis

Used in conjunction with Chiropractic, or traditional medical management MLD is an effective treatment for Lymphedema. Lymphedema is the chronic retention of fluid in the lymphatic system which commonly occurs after surgeries where lymph vessels or nodes have been removed.

Maren Collins is available throughout the week by Appointment

Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, and/or Manual Lymphatic Drainage appointments half  hour: $45,  hour session: $85 and 1.5 hour session: $125

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